TEAM

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CLARENCE E. CHOI

Group Leader

Dr Choi is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. 


Clarence received the 2021 Bright Spark Award from the ISSMGE, the 2017 Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers in the U.K., the 2017 R.M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the Fugro Paper Prize from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2015. Dr Choi was appointed a Junior Fellow of the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study from 2015 to 2019. 

He is a Board Member of the International Consortium of Landslides of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chair-nominated Member of the Technical Committee on Slope Stability (TC208) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Hong Kong nominated representative for the Joint Technical Committee (JTC1) on natural slopes and landslides, and founding and current chair of the Debris Flow and Steep Creek Hazards Mitigation Committee of the Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP). He is also an Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Landslides. 


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JIANTING DU

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Du obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Tsinghua University. He participated in a joint PhD program between Tsinghua and MIT.

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FEIHONG GAO

PhD Student

Feihong Gao graduated from Central South University with first class academic standing. 

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WEI JI

PhD Student 

Wei obtained his BSc and his MSc degrees in Hydraulic Engineering from Hohai University with first class academic standing.

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ZHENGYU LIANG

PhD Student

Zhengyu obtained his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Central South University.

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NING MA

PhD Student

Ning obtained his MSc in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology from the University of New South Wales.

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MOHAMMAD NIKOOEI

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Nikooei obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

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PENGJIA SONG

PhD Student

Pengjia graduated from Sichuan University for his undergraduate studies with first class academic standing. 

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JIAXU WANG

PhD Student

Jiaxu obtained his Master's degree from Dalian University of Technology with first-class academic standing.

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TIMOTHY XIONG

MPhil Student

Timothy graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a BEng in Civil Engineering. He worked as a geotechnical engineer at Fugro with a focus on slope engineering.

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JIANTAO YU

PhD Student

Mr. Yu obtained his Masters from the University of Sydney.

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JIAQI ZHANG

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Zhang obtained his PhD from Shandong University.

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WILL KI CHUN CHAN

Research Assistant

Will is an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He has been recognized on the Dean’s List and awarded the Chun Wo Foundation Scholarship. Will has interned at Arup  and MTRC.

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WILSON LAP YIN WAN

Research Assistant

Wilson is a Dean's list undergraduate student in the Civil Engineering program at the University of Hong Kong.

 

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GEORGE R. GOODWIN

Former Postdoctoral Fellow (now Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment INRAE of France)

Dr Goodwin obtained his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and was awarded the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. He was awarded the Telford Premium Prize from the ICE, UK. 

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